Miami Open, 3rd Round: Rafael Nadal celebrates 1000th match with victory, injured Milos Raonic withdraws
The 30-year-old Spaniard ignited the near-capacity crowd with his typically determined comeback to clinch his 822nd career victory.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal also reached the third round, Federer flying through with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over France`s Stephane Robert in just 51 minutes.
Pella recouped the break in the second game of the second set, but Nadal regained the advantage with a break for 5-2 and calmly served it out.
In men`s singles action at Indian Wells, Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka upset big-serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic, the No. 19 seed, 6-4, 6-3, while eighth-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem cruised past Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-2, 6-4
In another upset on Saturday, Japanese world number 70 Yoshihito Nishioka beat Croatian veteran Ivo Karlovic 6-4 6-3, but seeded favourites Dominic Thiem, David Goffin and Tomas Berdych won their matches to advance.
"I think it's very questionable, allowing -- no matter who it is -- a player that is still banned to play a tournament that week," Wozniacki said. "I think it's disrespectful to the other players and the WTA."
The defending champion has got a first round bye at Indian Wells, but has been put in the bottom quarter which also has the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Paes, who has also been struggling to play with one partner consistently this season, has teamed up with Argentine Del Porto and they open their campaign against Luxembourg's Gilles Muller and American Sam Querry.
Djokovic, who lifted the trophy in Doha this year before his Australian Open defeat, insisted the latest setbacks haven't discouraged him.
The five-time Grand Slam title winner will need French Open organisers to hand her a wild card at Roland Garros, where she is a two-time winner, as her world ranking was wiped off during her ban imposed for testing positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.
Djokovic, however, has been struggling with his form of late and lost in the second round of this year's Australian Open to World No.117 Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.
While Andy Murray said all possible paths to the final were treacherous, he, like many, was mesmerized by the talent packed into the bottom quarter.
"I have not been able to train due to my knees and am disappointed I cannot be there. I will keep moving forward and continue to be positive. I look forward to being back as soon as I can."
AITA chose a six-member squad that includes both Paes and Bopanna, and left it on Bhupathi to pick his preferred final four.
The tie, which will be India's first with Mahesh Bhupathi as the non-playing captain, will also see the return of Rohan Bopanna.
The selectors will also deliberate whether to go with two singles players or opt for three. Saketh Myneni, who pulled out of the New Zealand tie in the last minute, and Sumit Nagal have made themselves unavailable due to injury issues.